Welcome to a virtual hanger located in the heart of Pennsylvania's canyon country!! In the hanger you will meet enthusiats of light sport and ultralight aviation. Some are pilots, some are not. The common thread for those who hang out here is that we are enthusiasts of things that fly.
That SOLO Smile. I was fortunate enough to get my solo flight in a light sport Flight Design CTsw on November 3rd. As you may notice Mel Bole posted a few days ago that he soloed too. Look at his post and mine. We flew different airplanes but we both have that same "goofy solo smile." Here are a few facts about my fixed wing flight experience. 1) I have flown 21.1 hrs including 19.9 hrs before my solo day 2) Solo day was a pattern practice day and I had to complete 4 T&G's under instruction before the CFI felt comfortable enough to deplane and let me go on my own. 3) The solo consisted of 3 T&G's 4) I now have 21.1 hours of airplane single engine land hours. 5) I have completed 103 landings 5) I have spent $2,743. to date not including club membership and deposit. 6) This does not include my investment in aquiring my Sport Pilot ticket with a powered parachute endorsement but the fact that I am currently a sport pilot is helping to shorten my training time. In summary I have had a blast doing this. I was very imtimidated to take my powereded parachute training and start flying a light sport airplane in a club that flew from a Class Delta airport. Talking to ATC was and still is a foreign concept. My CFI's have made this a pretty easy transition. Now I am on to gain some solo time out in the practice area, then x-country flights etc. I am having a great time flying this little airplane with a very high quality flight training facility. I highly recommend East Hill for anyone looking into light sport aircraft training.